The anticipation of the prophecy heard by many at the end of 2019 brought with it jubilant excitement. The year 2020 was going to be the year we could see things clearly as we journey to fulfill our purpose.
Optimal eyesight is essential both naturally and spiritually. An annual visit to the optometrist is necessary for every individual. After and examination and prescription, if needed, one can see what they could not before.
The year 2020 is a year where the fine print has been magnified and made obvious. Who can forget the horrific killing of George Floyd. The nation’s eyes now wide open, although some have made the decision to continue in blindness. The glaucoma of social injustice and racism, the cataracts of bigotry, political rhetoric, and compromise by silence, all amidst a global pandemic, reveal the need for an ophthalmologist referral.
Yes, the yet to be United States of America, land of the free and home of the brave, is faced with the reality of an eye disease that has been left untreated for far too long. Perhaps acknowledging the truth of blurred vision during the early stages of the eye exam would have resulted in the correct prescription being given. And the church has to share the blame. How else will the Light shine except the salt of the earth portray it? Dr. Martin Luther King was correct. Sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity are dangerous. Especially when signed off on by the “light of the world”. As in the parable of the lost sheep in Luke, chapter 15, the shepherd left the ninety nine to find the one that was lost. They were all equally important, but the one lost needed help. All lives can’t matter until black lives matter.